Chavin style

Chavin style

(900–200 B.C.)
A Peruvian style based on the worship of the jaguar god and characterized by grandiose terraced platforms constructed of stone, which were grouped around large sunken plazas, excellent stone sculpture, elaborate gold work, and remarkable ceremonies. The style is named after a town in central Peru, where a complex of massive stone buildings with subterranean galleries was surrounded by courtyards.
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This fits to the before mentioned influence of the Chavin horizon in fairly simple gold working and the spread of the famous Chavin style (Lothrop 1951).
Kroeber 1953) Recently the influence of Chavin has been studied in the valleys of Pisco and Canete, almost certainly through Paracas, as decorated textiles with motifs in the Chavin style have been found in Chincha (Benson 1971; Burger 1978; Lumbreras 1972, 1989; Rowe 1973).